Close by the colonial township of Thika is beautiful countryside dotted with traditional farmsteads , houses and rural community predominantly those members of the Kikuyu tribe . Strolling through this area was a real treat and had an authentic feel as we were invited to look at Joe’s farmstead which houses goats pigs, chickens and rabbits with some space dedicated for crops . A variety of truly wild animals live throughout this region including some large snake, a variety of birds, hippos and hyenas. The farmstead is enclosed and over a number of levels , we enjoyed roast plantain , got meat . There is something in eating with your hands and out of doors that seems to make some foods taste better . We were given a guided tour of the farm and area and heard stories of leopard and wild animals along with organic farming methods such as bio gas systems and fodder and fertilizer production. The Kikuyu being pastorals are particularly good at farming and its said give an experienced Kikuyu a Jembe (A Kenyan hoe), piece of land they can grow anything . If this is an experience you would like come and join us for a Hidden Kenyan adventure.
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Faunakingfisher Star fish Edible crab Oyster Catcher Heron Dragon Fly Common Tern Oyster Chatcher Oyster Catchers Red Fox Merganser Ducks Raven Mallard Wild Goats Dipper Canadian Goose Seal Wagtail Oystercatcher Osprey Damsel Fly Herring Gull Hedgehog Racoon dog Swans Black Guillemot Woodpecker Jackdaw Buzzard Cormorant jelly fish Little Grebe Porpoise dolphin Kittiwake Robin Crow Buzzards Gulls Deer Canadian Geese Hooded Crow Swan Merganser Gannet
FloraSilver Birch Pine Marsh Willow Rhododendron Alder cotton grass Myrtle Bog Myrtle Sphagnum moss Kelp Beach frosted Trees Honeysuckle Horse's Hoof Fungus Nettles Copice Birch Ewe Blaeberry Old Man's Bear Lichen Bull rush Australian Magnolia Sycamore Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Elder Star Moss Harebell Mountain soft rush Scotts Pine Oak Hawthorn Birch Bark Scotts Pine tree Wood sorrel Forestry Plantations Horseshoe Fungi Western Atlantic Oak Common sorrel Horse's Hoof Fungi Blaeberries Rowan Scotts Pine Trees Lilly pads Crack willow Atlantic Oak
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